I have a couple of systems that I need to connect to my WiFi that only have access via an Ethernet port. When looking around I see a ton of cheap WiFi extenders/APs that have built in Ethernet ports, but from what I can see online these can only be configured as WiFi extender (creating a shadow WiFi network) or as an AP (creating a new WiFi network).

What I am after is something that bridges my WiFi to Ethernet but does not act as an extender or AP. Does such a thing exist? Or can things like the Netgear AC1200 WiFi Range Extender or TP-Link RE350 AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender actually be configured as I want?

I can't tell from looking at the user manuals online, and I don't want to drop $20-$30 just to find out that a device can't do what I want.

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After looking around I discovered that OpenWRT firmware can be set up to do exactly what I want, and that GL.iNet products come pre-installed with OpenWRT. So I am going to try a GL-AR150

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